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Exam Information

CHSOS Prepare for the Exam

For those taking the test beginning January 26, 2019: download the new CHSOS Examination Blueprint (pdf).

All candidates should dowload these two resources to help them prepare the exam.  Exam Prep Guide    KSA Verb List

Examination Preparation References (pdf) is a list of references to help you prepare for the examination.  This is a partial list of items used as references for writing the items on the examination. 

CHSOS Scheduling Your Exam

When your application and references have been approved, we will notify the exam company. You will receive an email from ISO-Quality Testing, Inc. with instructions to schedule your exam. You have 90 days to complete the exam. You will be able to choose the date and location of your exam.

Visit the ISO-Quality Testing, Inc. website to schedule your exam. You will need to bring an Admission Letter and photo id to the exam. Review the Exam Registration Process Guide for full information.

 • Sample Admission Letter  (pdf)

CHSOS Testing Locations

Iso-Quality Testing, Inc., has testing centers located in many places throughout the world.  To find locations near you or where you may be traveling, please go to this wepage:  Testing Locations.  Attending IMSH 2019 in San Antonio?  We will have testing available on site.  Submit your application, get approved, and then you can choose the IMSH testing location when you choose a date and time.


SSH has worked with partners to add additional locations for testing.  These locations can be found when selecting your date, time, and location to take the exams.  Additional locations (currently):

  • Doha, Qatar: April 18, and 29; May 02
  • ASPE 2019 Conference (Orlando, FL): June 8
  • SimOps 2019 Conference (Norfolk, VA): July 17

Additional sites will be added as determined to be appropriate.

CHSOS Exam Accommodations

If you need special accommodations to take the exam, these can be requested in the application form (on the appropriate tab). This INCLUDES if you are requesting extended time due to English being your second language.

CHSOS Reexamination

If you were unsuccessful on the CHSOS exam, you make take it again. Candidates may take the examination once every 90 days, and no more than four (4) times in a calendar year. Use the information from the previous exam to determine what further study you need.

In order to re-take the examination click here and submit the request and reexamination fee. You must be logged in to the SSH system.

CHSOS Reexamination Fees

$175 USD (SSH members)
$275 USD (all others)

Questions?  Contact the Certification Coordinator


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